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The New Products Introduction (NPI) Buyer works with a pre-approved list of category suppliers to ensure that pre-negotiated terms are followed for all of the Capital expenditure POs.
Negotiating favorable payment terms and competitive pricing are essential to this position. These are tracked through 2 key supply chain metrics of DPO and Cost Savings. These metrics are visible throughout the organization and across the other Company Operating Companies.
A proven track record of vendor communications and negotiations is required to be successful in this role.
The NPI buyer will gather requirements and drawings from the engineers and will request competitive bids from the pre-approved suppliers. The responses will be evaluated and recommendations made to the engineers.
Creating POs in SAP, communicating with suppliers, resolving receiving and invoice discrepancies is an essential part of this role. .
An attention to detail while managing multiple priorities is necessary to be successful in this high visibility role at Cepheid.
Bachelor’s degree Science or Business Administration with 0-2 years of related
MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Experience with SAP, Oracle ERP systems and Agile
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